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The Psychology of ‘Backburner’ Relationships

The Psychology of ‘Backburner’ Relationships

One episode in period five of the way I Met the Mother, called “Hooked,” revolves around individuals being kept “on the hook,” romantically speaking, by people in the show’s central gang of buddies. “I can’t be to you … now” may be the expression the pals keep using to sequence these people along, the “right now” making the doorway cracked open just enough that evidently some bad man is happy to continue doing Robin’s washing and rub her feet when it comes to obscure chance of a someday relationship. (more…)

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